Toyota Indiana Plant Rings in 2017 with New Jobs
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Toyota Indiana will add 400 jobs and invest $600 million to meet the strong and growing demand for the Highlander midsize SUV.
Honda Begins Production of All-New 2018 Odyssey in Alabama

More than 1,500 associates at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan, which is the fourth all-new model to roll off the production line at HMA in just the past five years.

Nissan Extends Commitment to 7 Historically Black Colleges & Universities in Mississippi

Nissan is again donating $250,000 to seven local historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent.

Mitsubishi Foundation Gives Donation to Twin City Groups

The Mitsubishi Motors USA Foundation donated $40,000 to several Twin City organizations in an effort to boost STEM education programs and increase the desire to shop local.

Subaru to Create up to 600 Jobs at Indiana Plant

Subaru Corp. plans to hire up to 600 people at its factory in Indiana. The company will create the jobs to boost the factory’s annual production capacity from 394,000 units at present to 436,000 units.

Toyota Contributing to Texas Economy

Toyota directly employs 5,230 workers in its Texas facilities, which produced over 232,000Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks in 2015. Overall investment by Toyota throughout its Texas facilities totals $5.1 billion.

Volkswagen Partners With Chattanooga 2.0 To Establish Workforce Development Program

Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations and Chattanooga 2.0 have established a new workforce development program, the Volkswagen Neighborhood Talent Pipeline.

Toyota Awards Grant to NKU’s Next Generation STEM Projects

The Toyota USA Foundation awarded a $340,000 grant to Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) to fund the expansion of its Next Generation STEM Classroom Project.

Subaru Renews Partnership with the National Wildlife Federation

Subaru of America, Inc. is partnering with the National Wildlife Federation to help preserve wildlife and their habitats through the automaker’s environmentally-focused philanthropic platform, Subaru Loves the Earth.

Toyota Grants $4 Million to California State University to Prepare Students for STEM Careers

Toyota and California State University, Dominguez Hills announced today that together they will tackle workforce readiness issues head-on, creating a new Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education.

Nissan and Tennessee Board of Regents Open Joint Facility to Train Workforce in Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings joined Nissan officials to formally open the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Murfreesboro’s Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center.

Toyota Camry Featured on Fox & Friends

The Toyota Camry, named the most American car for 15 years running, was featured on Fox & Friends.

Toyota Announces Record $1.33 Billion Investment in Kentucky Plant

Toyota Kentucky announced a $1.33 billion investment – the highest of any automaker in Kentucky and the second – largest in state history. The Kentucky plant is the automaker’s largest plant in the world, employing 8,200 team members.

Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Celebrates Academic Prowess of HBCUs

Students from Historically Black College and University (HBCU) teams are ready to compete for the National Championship of the 28th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC). The “Great 48” will vie for top honors and bragging rights, as well as a share of more than $350,000 in institutional grants from Honda.

Toyota Helps Clay Center Move ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ With Project

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia has donated $250,000 to Charleston’s Clay Center to help create a new series of STEM-related exhibits.

Honda to Invest $85 Million in Alabama Plant

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) announced an investment of $85 million for the first of a multi-phase project to improve vehicle manufacturing flexibility, strengthen the logistic efficiency for future models and prepare for future technologies.

Nissan Employees Work With Habitat for Humanity to Build Home for Family

Every year for more than a decade, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) to build affordable, sustainable homes in the local community.

Toyota Donates Engineering Building for STEAM-Focused Education Center

Toyota announced that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region.

Honda Field Restoration in Houston Enables Little Leaguers to Take the Field

Honda has been a proud sponsor of Little League Baseball and Softball since 1996 and is dedicated to helping kids learn discipline and teamwork while improving self-esteem through the love of the game. Through the Honda Little League Grant Program, Honda has donated more than 1.2 million dollars to underfunded leagues.

Toyota Touts Indiana Impact

New study says Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. supported about 27,500 jobs as of 2015. The report from the Center for Automotive Research also shows employees in Indiana accounted for $1.6 billion in payroll.

Subaru 2016 Share the Love Event Generates Over $24 Million in Charitable Donations

Subaru of America, Inc. announced that it has donated more than $23.4 million to national and local charities during its annual Share the Love event in 2016, bringing the total donated throughout the life of the program to more than $94 million.

Supported by Volkswagen Group of America, the Museum of Modern Art Expands its Online Offerings

As the Lead Sponsor of MoMA’s education program, Volkswagen Group of America has helped the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) further expands its range of online courses, offering a new course focusing on the materials and techniques of postwar abstract painting.

National Study Shows Toyota’s 30-Year Impact on Kentucky

A recent study by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) shows Toyota’s Kentucky plant is making a major impact on the Bluegrass State through strong jobs numbers, payroll, and capital and philanthropic investments.

Habitat for Humanity and Nissan Enter Second Decade of Partnership

Nissan is kicking off its second decade of partnership with Habitat for Humanity with a $1 million donation, bringing contributions in North America to more than $14 million over the past 11 years.

Honda Directly Employs More Than 29,500 Americans

Jobs in manufacturing represent more than 70% of Honda’s direct U.S. employment. The automaker directly employs 29,500 Americans and supports a payroll of $2.2 billion.

TCAT-Nissan Partnership Brings STEM Skills to Smyrna

The newly opened Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Smyrna Campus — which was built through a partnership between the state and Nissan North America — aims to close the gap in the supply and future demand of highly skilled workers.

Honda Invests $150 Million to Begin U.S. Production of 10-Speed Transmission

Honda announced a $150 million investment to launch global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia.

Toyota Donates $750,000 to Two Mississippi History Museums

Toyota Motor North America is giving $750,000 to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Mazda Raises More Than $5.4 Million Through Mazda Drive For Good

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced it will donate more than $5.4 million to select charities across the United States in 2017, as a result of money raised during the 2016 Mazda Drive for Good® event. Mazda employees, dealers and partners across the nation have also pledged over 67,500 hours of charitable service in 2017.

Toyota Donates Car to West Virginia Teacher of the Year

Representatives from Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield presented Toni Poling, 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, with a check for $5,000 and a new Toyota car.

Nissan Sends Teens to Nashville as Part of Unique “Resume Challenge”

Nissan partnered with 100 Black Men of America to host its fourth annual Resume Challenge for African American high school juniors and seniors from six U.S. cities.

Volkswagen Establishes Scholarship For High School Mechatronic Students

Volkswagen Chattanooga has established the Volkswagen Mechatronics Scholarship fund to support the students enrolled in the Volkswagen Mechatronics Akademie program. Classes will provide a combination of high school requirements and Chattanooga State credit.

Honda Establishes Marine Science Foundation to Support Coastal Preservation

Honda announced the establishment of the Honda Marine Science Foundation, a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas.

Accounting Class Tours San Antonio Toyota Plant

Grad students from Trinity took a tour of Toyota’s San Antonio plant. Along the way, a Toyota Texas tour guide explained how inventory is managed, how employees are nurtured, and how robots are incorporated into the assembly process.

BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament Benefits New Charities

With strong commitments to education, children and seniors, the BMW Charity Pro-Am announced the list of charities that will benefit from the 2017 tournament. Partner charities received $676,252 in 2016, with total donations since the tournament’s inception in 2001 exceeding $12 million.

Honda Associates Pitch in at Ronald McDonald House

More than 25 associates from Honda of America Mfg., Inc. volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus, Ohio. The team of volunteers baked cookies, refurbished rooms, moved furniture, assisted with cleaning chores and restocked family guest rooms.

BMW Manufacturing Remains Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter

BMW Manufacturing announced today that it exported a record 287,700 BMW X models from the Spartanburg plant during 2016, making the South Carolina factory is the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.

Nissan Donates $25,000 to Support Educational Efforts for Local Youth

Nissan donated $25,000 to the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute (MMEI) to support ongoing mentoring and academic training efforts of students across the state. Since 2013, Nissan has donated more than $85,000 to the organization.

Toyota Alabama Produces 5 Million Engines

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has produced 5 million engines that over the past 14 years. To celebrate the milestone, Toyota will donate $50,000 to the Huntsville Library Foundation, supporting the North Huntsville Library project.

Subaru of America Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration Year

Subaru announced its year of 50th celebrations to celebrate its 50th anniversary on February 15, 2018. In keeping with a company known for supporting good causes, the automaker is marking the anniversary with a special donation of “50 cars for 50 years” to benefit a national charity to be announced at a later date

Nissan Partners with Local Organizations to Bring “Hidden Figures” to Young Girls

The Nissan Canton Plant kicked off Black History Month 2017 with a screening of “Hidden Figures” for more than 200 girls in the Greater Jackson area. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion about careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM).

Toyota Helps Huntington Foodbank Dramatically Revamp Warehouse

Toyota helped increase Facing Hunger Foodbank’s warehouse storage by two-thirds, helping them provide more food to those in need.

SIA Works to Spark Interest in Manufacturing for Hoosier Students

Subaru of Indiana Automotive has worked to build relationships with Hoosier students through a program called Vehicles for Learning It provides hands-on experience in the classroom. Last year, SIA donated 54 engines to Indiana classrooms.

Toyota Donates Six Prototype Engines to Pioneer’s Auto Program

Toyota donated six prototype engines, including some with transmissions, to the Automotive Program at Pioneer. The donation will allow the students at Pioneer the opportunity to learn first hand how engines are constructed.

Honda Begins First Production of SUVs in Indiana with 2017 CR-V

Associates at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V – the first SUV built at the plant since it began production in 2008.

2017 AAAS/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize Winners Announced

AAAS and Subaru of America, Inc. recognize books that are drawn from and inspired by sound science. The award program seeks to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books that engage readers across all age groups.

Indiana Pacers and Honda Team Up to Celebrate Black History Month

The Indiana Pacers and Honda Manufacturing of Indiana have teamed up for the Dream BIG initiative, a multifaceted program to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.

Output Jumps as Subaru of Indiana Hustles to Meet Demand

Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. has invested more than $1.3 billion in upgrades and expansions over the past four years. It’s added more than 2,000 workers over that same time, 1,400 of whom came on board in the past year.

Volkswagen Partners with Tennessee to Establish $1 Million Science Lab Program

Volkswagen Chattanooga and the State of Tennessee announced the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.

Alabama Hyundai Plant Continues Production Pace in 2016

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama had another banner year of vehicle production in 2016. According to figures released by the company, the Montgomery plant finished the year producing 379,021 vehicles.

BMW Manufacturing Achieves Record Production Year

BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 X models during 2016. This production record confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group global production network.

RECORD YEAR: Alabama Auto Production Accelerates to All-Time High in 2016

The Alabama factories of Honda, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz combined to produce at least 1,048,597 vehicles, a 1.4 percent increase from 2015, when the automakers topped the 1 million mark for the first time and set the previous annual record.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Sets Production Records in 2016

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) released its year-end production numbers, showing that the plant’s 1,500 employees produced more than 700 thousand engines at its Huntsville facility.

Kia Donates Toys to Area Children Through Toys For Tots

Team Members at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia plant donated more than 1,500 toys to the U.S. Marine Corps League of LaGrange for its Toys for Tots drive.

Toyota Donates Winter Boots and Socks to Women and Children In Need

To protect families from the cold, Toyota Motor North America and the North American International Auto Show activities stepped in to help area homeless and low-income families by providing new insulated winter boots and socks to more than 150 women and children.

Honda’s 2017 Ridgeline Wins “North American Truck of the Year” Award

The completely redesigned and reengineered 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year (NATOTY). The award-winning truck is designed, developed & manufactured in America.

Annual Report Shows JAMA Members’ Role in the U.S. Auto Industry

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s (JAMA) U.S. office has released its 2016-2017 Contributions Report. The report shows that last year, JAMA members reached record highs in U.S. employment, U.S. production, and U.S. parts purchases.

Toyota Indiana Plant Rings in 2017 with New Jobs

Toyota Indiana will add 400 jobs and invest $600 million to meet the strong and growing demand for the Highlander midsize SUV.

Honda’s New Odyssey Takes Center Stage at Detroit Auto Show

Honda introduced the world to the latest version of its Odyssey minivan, a top-selling model that is produced at the company’s Alabama factory. The redesigned 2018 Odyssey was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Subaru Announces Donations to Feeding America for the Third Year

Sbaru will once donate one meal for every vehicle sold in 2016 – 615,132 – to help Feeding America carry out its mission of ending hunger in the United States. Subaru will contribute $55,925 to help Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

Alabama Auto Industry Drives into New Era with Brainpower Jobs, Deeper Skills

At Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Talladega County there are about 700 engineering professionals in a wide variety of disciplines including electrical, mechanical and civil. The number of positions has increased proportionately to the number of products Honda Alabama is now building.

HondaGo Volunteers Pack Food Boxes for Seniors

HondaGO Volunteers filled more than 1,000 boxes with food to support senior citizens in the Marysville, Ohio area as part of the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio’s Senior Box Program.

Nissan donates $20,000 and Volunteers for Mississippi Food Network’s BackPack Program

Nissan announced a $20,000 donation to the Mississippi Food Network that will fund 4,000 backpack meals to support for Mississippi children in need. The donation will help expand the organization’s BackPack Program for students in elementary through junior high school.

Subaru of America and Recycle Across America Support Zero Landfill Initiative

Subaru and Recycle Across America announced a donation to support the automaker’s zero landfill initiative to decrease landfill waste from national parks by revitalizing recycling participation and helping visitors recycle easily and effectively.

Mitsubishi Donated $60,000 to Feeding America

Mitsubishi raised $60,000 to Feeding America to help families in need in Southern California. Proceeds from their 1600 Evolution EBay Car Auction will help “Drive out Hunger” in local communities.

Honda to Debut All-New 2018 Odyssey Minivan at North American International Auto Show

The all-new 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan will make its global debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 9. The redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey will feature new powertrain technology, sophisticated styling and showcase a new suite of innovative features, making it the ultimate in family-friendly design and packaging.

Convoy of 75 Tundras Hauls Food for the Hungry

Toyota teamed up with Philabundance to donate food to our people facing hunger. A convoy of 75 Toyota Tundras measuring more than five football fields in length drove through Philly, hauling pallets of food for the hungry.

Volkswagen Donates $50,000 to the Dollywood Foundation

The Volkswagen Group of America Foundation announced that it donated $50,000 to the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to support relief and recovery assistance efforts following the devastating wildfires in Tennessee.

HMA Associates Deliver Holiday Cheer at Rehab Center

Associates from Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) delivered holiday cheer to the East Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, singing Christmas carols and giving gifts to each resident.

Veteran Displays Remarkable Courage

For the last five years Toyota has partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation on the Hiring Our Heroes program, which helps transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses find jobs through job fairs, online job postings and mentoring.

Military Appreciation Weekend at Mazda Raceway: Welcome to the Mazda Family

Mazda North American Operations, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Chase and Building Homes for Heroes hosted veterans and their families in Monterey, California as part of the annual Military Appreciation weekend to honor military service members and their sacrifices.

Nissan Celebrates 83 Years in Business

Nissan began manufacturing in the U.S. in June of 1983. More than 33 years later, Nissan has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1.14 million vehicles and 1.5 million engines annually.

Volkswagen Chattanooga Starts Production of the 2018 Atlas

Volkswagen Chattanooga officially started production of the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas. This marks the beginning of the process of building inventory for market introduction of the Atlas in 2017.

Nissan Continues Support of STEM Education with BEST Robotics Sponsorship

Nissan continues its support of the Music City BEST competition in 2016. The first competition was held in 1993 with 14 schools and 221 students. Today, BEST Robotics has over 850 middle and high school with over 18,000 students participating nationwide.

Volkswagen Chattanooga Donates 2017 Passat To Siskin Hospital

Volkswagen Chattanooga donated a new Passat to Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation to help its patients better prepare for the real-life challenges they will face when they leave the hospital.

Mazda Announces Drive for Good Charity Winner

My Block, My Hood, My City instituted its Explorers’ program, which takes teenagers from schools in low-income neighborhoods and takes them on educational explorations to see different cultures, careers, and people. The charity received $30,000 in goods and services as part of the Mazda Drive for Good contest.

How Toyota Builds Almost Every New Truck in Texas

Toyota offers a variety programs to give their workers a chance to learn all sorts of new skills while becoming more valuable employees for Toyota. The facility has more than 2,600 workers building Toyota Tundra and Tacoma pickups as quickly as possible.

Honda Associates Develop Waste Management Solutions

Honda Associates at the new Performance Manufacturing Center found a novel way to recycle the more than 1.2 million gallons of water it would use annually during its painting processes.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) Celebrating Major Milestone

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.s five millionth vehicle will roll off the line Friday. The company will honor about 200 employees who have been at the plant since the very first vehicle was produced in 1989. In all, the plant employs more than 5,500 workers.

Report Touts Automakers’ Impact in Indiana

The Here For America report from the Association of Global Automakers says global companies it represents have invested more than $6.4 billion into 10 facilities and offices in Indiana, creating more than 113,000 jobs.

Hyundai Sets a Course For New Autonomous Testing Ground

The Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center employs about 400 people at sites in Michigan and California. About 200 people work at the main campus outside Ann Arbor.

Inside Mitsubishi’s Michigan R&D facility

Located just outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) R&D facility has been operating for 40 years, employing around 40 workers.

Toyota to Invest $75 Million, Add 85 Jobs in Michigan

Toyota is investing about $126 million in Michigan with the powertrain expansion in Ann Arbor Township. The automaker currently employs about 1,100 Michigan workers.

Nissan Earns Perfect Score in Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index

Nissan North America earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation Corporate Equality Index for the fourth year in a row for its LGBTQ-inclusive policies and its commitment to the LGBTQ community.

Fearless: A History of Determination, Defiance and Distinction

Maserati celebrated its 102nd Anniversary this year. The company was founded on December 1, 1914 in Bologna by the Maserati brothers.

Toyota Racing Development: No Longer a Stranger in a Strange Land

Toyota has four major manufacturing plants in the U.S., along with their R&D and Engineering facilities. The Engine Engineering & Manufacturing site in So Cal employs 180 team members, and the Chassis and Team Support facility in North Carolina employs 50 team members.

HMMA & its Team Members Pledge $341,000 to United Ways of Alabama

The HMMA team members have chosen to pledge more than $276,000 to support United Way agencies throughout the River Region and the state of Alabama. The company contributed an additional $65,000, which brings the total contribution to more than $341,000.

Honda Begins Production of All-New 2017 CR-V in Ohio

Honda celebrated the start of mass production for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio. The plant employs 2,350 associates and has the annual capacity to manufacture 240,000 passenger cars and light trucks.

Hoosiers Building More Cars Than Ever, Says Report

International automakers’ annual production in Indiana has more than doubled since 2009, according to Here For America’s Indiana State Economic Impact Study.

Women in the World Brings Inspiration at Summit

About 300 women attended the third annual Women in the World Texas Summit, which was sponsored by Toyota Motor Corp. At the event, Sarah Evans was named the Toyota Mother of Invention and awarded $50,000.

New Study Finds Volkswagen and its Dealers Support Nearly 120,000 U.S. Jobs

According to a study by Ernst & Young, Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) operations and its dealers were responsible for 119,830 direct and indirect U.S. jobs in 2015, including more than 2,000 newly-created jobs.

Nine Years Running: Subaru Share the Love Event Returns in 2016

Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the return of its annual Share the Love Event in 2016. This year, over 660 local charitable organizations are participating in the event.

American Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Support of Ride for Kids™

More than 600 motorcyclists, supporters, and Honda’s Associates turned out for the 25th annual Ride for Kids™ event in Los Angeles, raising more than $220,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) in the fight against childhood brain tumors.

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Contributes $50,000 to Enoch Callaway Cancer Center

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia presented a $50,000 contribution to the Enoch Callaway Cancer Center at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center (WGMC).

Let’s Roll Places…Like on the Green Carpet

Toyota made a donation on behalf Environmental Media Awards guests to DayOne Response, an organization that distributes water and sanitation products globally for disaster relief. The donation will provide access to 300,000 liters of clean drinking water for Haitian families.

Honda to Invest $53 Million in Data Center in Ohio

Honda — a major employer for Clark and Champaign counties — will invest $53 million to construct two buildings on its Central Ohio campus to house its North American information technology and market quality operations.

First American-Built Subaru Impreza Rolls Off the Line

The positive economic impact of that growth is clear in the investment Subaru made to increase SIA’s production capacity and prepare for Impreza production. SIA invested $1.3 billion over the past four years, and hired an additional 1,400 associates in the past year.

Subaru’s Indiana Business Booms in an Interconnected Global Economy

SIA’s Lafayette facility employs more than 5,400 associates, and the company has added more than 1,300 associates in the past year to support the production of new models and growth.

Nissan renews $50,000 grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association

Nissan announced a $50,000 grant to the Harpeth River Watershed Association (HRWA) to support the organization’s efforts to reduce pollution and fund water quality studies for the entire Harpeth River system.

Honda Battle of the Bands Returns to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

Honda continues its 25-year commitment to the HBCU community, awarding nearly $12 million to support music and education initiatives primarily through the Honda Battle of the Bands and Honda Campus All-Star Challenge.

Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award Winner Helps Improve Children’s Academic Outcomes

A Massachusetts educator was named 2016 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year today by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota for her efforts to educate parents about reading and brain development.

The Role of Free Trade in Enabling Honda’s Success in America

Honda operates more than 70 facilities in the U.S., including 12 manufacturing plants, provides a paycheck to 29,500 U.S. associates, and purchases parts from almost 600 U.S. suppliers.

In America, Japanese-brand Automakers Provide Crucial Workforce Development Initiatives

JAMA member companies’ workforce development efforts go beyond traditional training, offering striking evidence of Japanese-brand automakers’ commitment to providing high quality employment across in the U.S.

Toyota Everyday Heroes Empower Young Girls and Women Through Sports

Three influential women who have succeeded in empowering young girls and women through sports were recognized for their achievements at the 2016 Toyota Everyday Heroes at espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

Nissan awards $90,000 in grants to fund innovative learning opportunities for Mississippi students

Nissan and BankPlus awaarded 32 grants totaling $90,281 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts, which will each receive 16 grants.

A Partner for Half a Century: Corolla’s 50 Year Journey

Born in Japan in 1966, the Corolla is now being produced in 13 countries, and over 1.3 million units are sold annually in more than 150 countries. With a record 44 million units sold globally to date, the Toyota Corolla has established itself as the world’s best-selling car of all-time.

Honda Reveals All-New CR-V in Detroit

Honda is investing $52 million to upgrade its plant in Greensburg, Ind., and will hire about 100 new employees. This is being done to increase production capacity for its Honda CR-V as the company launches a redesigned version of its popular compact SUV.

Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant Infographic

The opening of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in 2003 brought automotive production to Mississippi for the first time. Since then, the plant has become a force for economic development, creating thousands of well-paying jobs.

VW Employees Get Involved

Volkswagen’s “Get Involved” initiative is part of the company’s CSR program encompassing matching donation programs, a corporate giving program, a volunteer day and a designated month for employees around the country to collectively volunteer with local charities and organizations.

BMW Scholars Program to Expand

After five successful years, the BMW Scholars Program is planning to expand from 60 students to 100 students. Structured on an apprenticeship model used in Germany, the program has had 108 graduates since it began in 2011, all of whom have been offered full-time employment at BMW.

Japanese Automakers’ Dynamic Role in the American Automotive Industry

The report shows that in 2015, JAMA members purchased a record-high $67.9 billion in American-made auto parts and reveals that Japanese-brand autos make up more than 77% of all alternative-powered vehicles on U.S. roads today

New Washington Museum Celebrates African American History and Culture

Toyota provided support as a Founding Donor and Grand Opening Sponsor for the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which preserves and displays more than 36,000 artifacts of our nation’s history.

Mazda Celebrates Second Year of Vehicle Donations to American Red Cross

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced the company’s largest in-kind vehicle donation, up from 15 last year, which will be granted to the American Red Cross.

Honda Alabama Hosts Students for National Manufacturing Day

More than 200 students from 20 area schools visited Honda Manufacturing of Alabama to celebrate National Manufacturing Day, a day dedicated to sparking young people’s interest in highly-skilled manufacturing jobs.

Nissan Foundation grant supports civil rights training for Nashville law enforcement agencies

The Nissan Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to the Nashville Public Library Foundation (NPLF) to support expansion of the Nashville Public Library’s (NPL) unique civil rights training partnership.

Subaru of America Donates 1,700 textbooks to community schools

Subaru of America donates more than 1,700 brand new science books to New Jersey schools as part of its Subaru Loves Learning initiative.

B.R.A.K.E.S. Reaches Milestone in Promoting Teen Driving Safety

B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) offers training to both teens and parents in an effort to prevent injuries and save lives. Since 2008, the program has trained 20,000 teens to be safer drivers.

Nissan awards $100,000 to Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation

The funds Nissan donated will be used to provide age-appropriate books each month to preschool children who are enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library programs.

Honda Companies Raise Funds for Relay for Life

This summer, several Honda companies participated in Relay for Life activities. Honda of America Mfg., Inc. in Central Ohio embarked on a new partnership with the American Cancer Society this year and sponsored 23 Relay for Life walks in its 15-county hiring radius.

National Public Lands Day: Let’s Help Elk…and Their Ilk

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is Sept 24, and Toyota encourages all of its team members, dealers and customers to offer a little nurture to nature.

Honda produces 4 millionth Alabama-made vehicle

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama celebrated a key milestone: the production of 4 million vehicles and V-6 engines. The Odyssey minivan represents the lion’s share of the plant’s output over the past 15 years, accounting for more than 2.2 million models produced.

A Call to Action to Celebrate the Manufacturing of Today and Tomorrow

American manufacturing is world-class aircraft engines, next-generation electronics, life-saving biopharmaceuticals, and cutting-edge automobiles.


Manufacturing Day targets the next generation of our manufacturing workforce by providing opportunities for students, parents, educators and the media to see today’s technologically advanced manufacturing facilities.

Powered by Passion: Toyota West Virginia Celebrates 20 Years

During a ceremony celebrate the plant’s 20th anniversary, Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, former U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced a $400 million investment in the facility.

Siemens Donates Advanced Technology to Support Georgia’s THINC College & Career Academy

Raj Batra, U.S. President of the Siemens Digital Factory, announced the donation of $100,000 in automation hardware and expert training to support career pathways in manufacturing and engineering at the THINC College & Career Academy.


The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association’s (JAMA) U.S. office has released its 2016-2017 Contributions Report.

Toyota helps teenagers imagine a new possible

Toyota donated $10,000 to the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation (MYD); a non-profit organization aimed at providing underserved youth with a path to success.

Research team develops new cooling technology for hybrid and electric vehicles

A team of researchers from Purdue University and the Toyota Research Institute of North America developing a new cooling technology for hybrid and electric vehicles is a finalist for the 2016 R&D 100 award.

Engineering, Automotive students tour Nissan

Students from both classes took a field trip to the Nissan plant in Canton last week.

What do you do here at Volkswagen Chattanooga?

I am the Employee Relations and Recruiting Specialist for the Skilled Team Members of Paint, Body and Assembly.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels To Announce Winners Of $7.5 Million In Pediatric Cancer Research Grant Awards During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Efforts build upon the successful fundraising of $115 million to date that has been deployed into innovative pediatric cancer research at prominent children’s hospitals around the country

The Roof that Changed Everything

Ohio’s Motorcars Honda becomes the first carbon-neutral dealership

Mazda Foundation Supports the SPCA for Monterey County

Mazda Foundation recently presented the local, independent SPCA for Monterey County with a generous $30,000 donation to help injured, orphaned, or neglected animals in need and to support SPCA response during the Soberanes Fire.

PCC auto students get access to Subaru University

Students in Pueblo Community College’s automotive service technology program will now have access to another institute of higher learning: Subaru University. Announcement of this innovative partnership was made Wednesday at Subaru of Pueblo, with PCC students and representatives joined by Jeremy Hamm, managing partner of Subaru of Pueblo. The first two levels of the web-based […]

Third-largest auto-producing state in the country? It’s Kentucky

Tom Martin talked with Dave Tatman, executive director of the Kentucky Auto Industry Association. Tatman completed 34 years with GM as plant manager for the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green. He also is an associate vice president for advanced manufacturing at Western Kentucky University and co-author of the book on leadership, Building Cathedrals: The […]

Charity wins thousands in Hoxworth Challange

While more than 45 local charities participated in Hoxworth Blood Center’s annual Bleed for a Cause competition, the reigning champions of 2015, Adore- a-Bull Rescue, grabbed the $10,000 first prize once again.

Students Get a Jump on Manufacturing Career Opportunities

Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN) partnered with Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana this summer to provide high school students an opportunity to get a head start on preparing for high-tech careers with the Fast PASS summer camp.

Bright future for automotive industry at AutoVision 2016

More than 200 auto industry leaders from Kentucky and beyond gathered in Lexington Monday for the second annual AutoVision Conference.

Performance Manufacturing Center: Precision Craftsmanship

The next-generation Acura NSX is produced at the new, dedicated Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Junior Auxiliary Receives Grant

Company officials from Toyota Mississippi were on hand at Carver Elementary to donate $10,000 to the Tupelo Junior Auxiliary. The Junior Auxiliary members coordinate projects at several Tupelo schools. Those projects include sending weekend meals home with children in need on Fridays, known as silent servings. Read more…

Farm Share, Inc. Awarded $10,000 Grant From The Mazda Foundation For Transportation Related Expenses

Farm Share, Inc., is pleased to announce that the Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. has awarded Farm Share a $10,000.00 grant for transportation-related costs, including fuel and truck maintenance.

The Nature of It All

Toyota Donates $1 Million to Help Fund New Yellowstone Youth Campus
Campus Will Be First Regenerative Campus of Living Buildings in a National Park

NAACP Murfreesboro Branch names Nissan North America “Organization of the Year”

The Murfreesboro (Tennessee) Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recognized Nissan North America, Inc. as “Organization of the Year”

Arnold Palmer Hospital For Children To Receive $50,000 Grant To Benefit Children In Orlando, Florida

Hyundai Hope On Wheels awards Impact Grants totaling $900,000 to 18 hospitals for pediatric cancer research

Toyota jump starts school year for foster children with backpack initiative

Representatives from Frankfort Toyota and the Toyota Christian Fellowship (TCF) group held their first annual “Backpacks for Kids” event Aug. 6.

Don’t Feed the Landfills: Track Your Trash

Bring a reusable mug for your daily java fix or get it into a to-go cup? Throw Fido’s doo in the trash or use it to make the garden grow? These routine decisions actually matter.

Almost 50 from Williamson complete summer robotics camps

Nearly 50 Williamson County students were among a group of budding engineers working with today’s robot technology at Lipscomb University’s BisonBot Robotic Camps, sponsored by Nissan North America.

Toyota and Horizon Educational Group Challenge SoCal High School Students to Build Fuel Cell Vehicles

Game-based learning. Augmented reality virtual field trips. Biometric eye-tracking to determine how students absorb and understand content.

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama celebrates 15 years of production

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is celebrating the 15th year since production of vehicles and engines began at the Lincoln facility on Nov. 14, 2001.

Q & A with Larry Mendizábal – Engineering Specialist Training Program Graduate

The EST program is designed for students that hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering. It utilizes nine months of hands-on training at the Volkswagen Academy and six months of interdepartmental training at the plant to prepare trainees for work in the plant.

Cyclists help raise money for local kids in need

Teams and solo riders all rallied together to bike the two-mile test track at Subaru of Indiana Automotive for the Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge.